I have had series of discussions and questions on this concept. I think it’s high time I pour out my mind on it. So, let’s gist;
Is engagement ring necessary?
Must brother in the Lord propose with a ring?
If brother in the Lord brings the ring, is it a crime to go about with it daily?
Must a lady cry during proposal?
(NOTE: All the points raised in this post are my personal opinion on the subject but from the biblical point of view.)
I love engagement rings especially the beautiful ones. Trust me; I will happily flaunt mine if he ever thinks he should give me one. (lol…It is not by force or a rule of law that must be obeyed. It is not a sin or a taboo if I get no engagement ring.) The truth is whether he gives me a ring or not, marriage should be the goal of my relationship with him from day one.
Ladies, listen! Engagement ring is good. Proposal is lovely too. But it is not a legit assurance that you will be his wife. It is simply the bitter truth ma’ams. I have seen several relationships end up after proposal dramas. In fact, we have seen several relationships fold up after the introduction ceremony. So, who says engagement ring cements the deal? Lie!
My sister, let Jesus be your blessed assurance and not a ring. Even with his engagement ring on the ring finger of your left hand, keep trusting God daily over your relationship.
Do not die in an abusive, wrong or ungodly relationship because you are afraid of going “ringless” after the proposal drama.
“A broken relationship is better than a broken home just as a temporary wound is better than an eternal damage.” Be wise!
Also, some ladies automatically assume the role of a wife after getting the engagement ring. Let’s get it clear, he just proposed marriage to you with a ring, he has not married you dear. That ring does not give him license to visit your Jerusalem yet.
The only ring that gives access to the other room is the one given on your wedding day after you have been joined together at the altar. Do not be deceived! Engagement rings do not automatically mean marriage.
Remember, “Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect.” (Mattew 5:48 KJV)
Also, “Marriage is honourable in all, and the bed undefiled: but whoremongers and adulterers God will judge.” (Hebrews 13:4 KJV)
Engagement ring is good but not an assurance to marriage.
Wait for the real RING before offering your body.
SHOULD LADIES CRY DURING PROPOSALS? IS IT A NORM FOR THE GUY TO PROPOSE WITH A RING?
Wait for ENGAGEMENT RING 2.
Written by: Ifeoluwa Akinbo
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